Slide BNMO Prodigiem concert on May 16, 2023 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre



BNMO is seeking to audition several young prodigious Canadian performing artists ages 5 to 18 to perform with our orchestra.

The program is cross-genre and will feature young performers in both music and dance in a variety of styles, including Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Ballet and more.

Instrumentalists will include performers on a variety of instruments such as piano, strings, woodwinds and brass, voice and more. (see poster below).

Please send video and/or links to performances and contact information directly to Maestro Charles Cozens:

Auditions are open from January 2 to March 1, 2023.

Selected performers and their teachers will be notified by March 15, 2023. Performers must be available for an orchestra rehearsal in the afternoon and an evening performance Tuesday, May 16. 2023.

The concert will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, Ontario.

Thank you, and we look forward to this exciting concert presentation.


The BNMO is delighted to announce two new concert performances for the 2023 season.


Prodigiem Beethoven


This program is a platform for young prodigious Canadians ages 5 to 18 to perform with a professional orchestra. It will feature several performers on instruments including piano, violin, cello, trumpet, flute and voice.

These young performers will be selected from across Canada with recommendations from the Royal Conservatory Of Music (RCM), The Canadian Music Competitions (CMC), the Kiwanis Music Festivals and other arts organizations.

Musical genres for this concert will include Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Rock and World Music. This truly outstanding program features the finest in up-and-coming young musical artists.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, Ontario


BNMO perform Mozart Effect Live!


Based on the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and featuring his most famous works, The Mozart Effect: Live! takes the presentation of the live symphony orchestra to an entirely new level.

Conducted by Maestro Charles Cozens, the BNMO will be accompanied by high-definition large-format immersive video and visual effects. The Mozart Effect Live! will stimulate the senses, engage and inspire!

Previous performances of this show have been Sold Out, most recently at Meridian Hall at the Sony Centre in Toronto.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, Ontario

Please visit our website and follow our Facebook page for more details.


Charles Cozens Conductor/Artistic Director


VIOLIN 1: Leslie Dawn Knowles (Concertmaster), Corey Gemmell (Associate Concertmaster), Amy Canzoneri, Lucia Barcari, Philip Sarabura
VIOLIN 2: Norman Hathaway (Principal), Paul Earle, George Cleland, Carmen Nemeth
VIOLA: David Willms (Principal), Linda Umbrico, Elspeth Thomson
CELLO: Kirk Starkey (Principal), Tom Mueller
CONTRABASS: Robert Wolanski (Principal)
WOODWINDS (Principals): Sara Traficante, Flute; Colin Maier, Oboe; Kornel Wolak, Clarinet; Christian Sharpe, Bassoon
HORN: David Quakenbush (Principal), Olivia Esther
HARP: Kristen Theriault (Principal)
PERCUSSION: Richard Moore (Principal)



BNMO held a fundraising evening with a selection of music from BNMO, Internationally renowned Quartetto Gelato, and special guests vocalist Beverly Gail Ritchie and child prodigy violinist Kingsley Chen

October 26, 2022 – Live at the Art Gallery of Burlington

Listen to BNMO with Kingsley Chen 


An amazing live show of Swing classics from the BNMO Swing Ensemble with guest singer Beverley Gail.

June 6th, 2021 – Livestream from B Town Sound in Burlington, Ontario

Swingin’ and Singin’ Livestream


Charles Cozens Chamber Orchestra presented a program dedicated to Mozart’s greatest hits.

July 24th, 2021 – Livestream from B Town Sound in Burlington, Ontario

A Taste of Mozart Livestream


This concert celebrated the wonders in our physical world. The repertoire ranged from Mozart to Jenkins to Cozens, with guest soloists Leslie Dawn Knowles (Violin) & Kornel Wolak (Clarinet)

July 31st, 2021 – Livestream from the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Post-Concert Highlights

Burlington New Millennium Orchestra

The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra (BNMO) is a world-class Canadian concert orchestra and recording music ensemble comprised of highly respected professional musicians and singers.

The BNMO repertoire covers a broad spectrum of styles and tastes, all under the artistic direction of
Conductor Maestro Charles T. Cozens.

Inspired by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Boston Pops and the sounds of the Big Band era, we can adapt the size of our orchestra from a small ensemble to a full symphony orchestra.

BNMO can be seen live in concert halls, theatres or festivals across Canada and North America and heard on Livestreams
and studio-recorded albums.


To present unique live orchestral concerts and recordings featuring professional Canadian performing artists.


BNMO blends a fusion of instrumentation and multi-media technology to elevate the senses and bring listening pleasure to live audiences, digital streams and recordings.


Present unique, high calibre live concerts to the people of Burlington, Hamilton and the GTA
Bring music to a broader audience at venues across Canada and North America
Feature gifted Halton Region, Canadian and guest International performing artists
Broadcast Livestream and recorded live shows to a worldwide audience
Provide free live concert access to those of limited means

Registered Charity

We also believe that the arts should be available for everyone to experience. To that end, the BNMO, working in conjunction with Halton Region organizations that support the community, provides free access to our concerts to those of limited financial means.

The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra is incorporated as Not for Profit and Registered Canadian Charity #77825 7329 RR0001. Governance is established through a carefully selected and experienced Board of Directors.

Charles Cozens arms raised conducts the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra
Charles Cozens conducting the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra.

BNMO full symphonic orchestra rehearsing with The Nylons
Conductor and arranger Charles Cozens rehearsing for The Nylons farewell tour.

Randy Bachman with an arm on the shoulder of Charles Cozens
Randy Bachman and Charles Cozens of the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra.

Charles Cozens: Arranger, Composer, and Orchestrator

The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra was the creation of acclaimed arranger, conductor and producer, Maestro Charles Cozens.

The orchestra evolved over 25 years ago from a commission that Charles received to create and record, fresh and innovative orchestral arrangements of Canadian hit pop songs. The concept proved to be successful in the studio but it has taken till now to replicate the sound live on stage and create new and compelling orchestral landscapes.

Established in 2016, Burlington New Millennium Orchestra is now at the forefront of digital music technology and has helped to redefine the traditional concept of an orchestra.